Friday, April 24, 2009

Conversation with a Six Year Old

(Driving home from school last week....)
Grandgirl: Mamaw, why don't you work?
Mamaw: Well, Darlin' , I work in the home.
Grandgirl: But why don't you work?
Mamaw: I do work....I take care of the house- clean, do laundry, see that the bills are paid, buy groceries, cook....
Grandgirl: But you don't get money....
Mamaw: Yes, but that's what Pop does...he goes to work every day and I take care of things at home so that Pop can go out and do his job. And best of all, I get to take care of you every day!
Grandgirl: But you don't work.
(pulling into the drive at home)
Mamaw: Oh look- we're home.....let's go in and fix you a snack......
Grandgirl's Afterschool "It's Chocolate!!" Cake
1 plain devil's food cake mix (18.25 ounces)
1 + 1/3 cups water
1/2 cup canola oil
3 large eggs
1 (8 ounce) jar caramel topping
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
3 or 4 Butterfinger candy bars, crushed
1 (12 ounce) thawed frozen whipped topping
1 (8 ounce) cream cheese, brought to room temperature
Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F). Prepare a 13x9 baking pan.
Mix cake mix, oil, water and eggs. Pour into pan and bake for 35-38 minutes, till cake tests done. Remove pan and right away poke holes in the top of the cake with a skewer or drinking straw.
Mix caramel and condensed milk; spoon over warm cake, letting the mixture seep into the holes in the cake. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the crushed candy.
With a mixer, blend whipped topping and cream cheese till smooth- just about a minute.
Spread over cake and top with remainder of candy.
Chill in refrigerator, uncovered, for about 20 minutes or so before cutting.
(Notes: I use low or no fat condensed milk, whipped topping and cream cheese.
This cake will keep in the refrigerator, covered, for about a week.)


Farm Chick Paula said...

That is so sweet!
I can just hear that conversation taking place, Pam!
(Oh, and the recipe sounds sweet, too!)

a portland granny said...

Kids don't have a clue, do they?? They do say the cutest things!

Glad to read there is a way to cut caolories in that cake!!! Sure sound yummy!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh how cute Pam.... Grandchildren as just SO special!!!!!! I'll take a piece of that cake please!!!!! ha

Where in TN are you????? You may have told me---but I don't remember!!!! Senior Moment you know! ha

Kathleen from Eggs In My Pocket said...

Just loved the conversation. So precious. The cake sounds delicious. Blessings,Kathleen

Julie said...

Oh, Pam!
You're back! You're back!!!

Your grandbaby is just precious! Don't you feel like we have that conversation with adults, too? Only they should understand?

That cake sounds too delicious! The jar of caramel topping REALLY takes it over the top! YUM-my!!!

Oh! And that place y'all stayed in, "The Inn at Christmas Place" -- that is just too gorgeous. It sounds like my kind of perfect vacation! The mountains, the snow (oh, that snow!), and the year round Christmas decor! I want to come with, next time?

Many Blessings, Sweet, Sweet Pam!

Tipper said...

Sweet conversation : ) I've had the cake before-and it is soooo yummy!

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Love this post!